Jared and Caitlyn Wilson were eagerly anticipating the arrival of their second child during the 2022 holiday season in Buffalo, NY. Little did they know that their joy would turn into a harrowing ordeal.
On December 12, Jared, an anesthesiologist resident at the same hospital, dropped Caitlyn off for her delivery. The trouble began when a resident at the hospital accidentally ruptured Caitlyn’s water, leading to a dangerous situation where their baby’s arm was positioned above his face, with the umbilical cord trapped behind it. This resulted in uterine cord prolapse, a condition with a high mortality rate for the baby. Quick action by doctors led to an emergency c-section, and miraculously, the baby was born healthy.
However, Caitlyn’s troubles were far from over. Complications arose during her recovery, and she was eventually transferred to the ICU, where her condition deteriorated rapidly. She had to be intubated due to inflammation in her lungs, but the procedure didn’t go well, leading to a cascade of issues, including organ damage and blood clots.
Doctors faced a complex dilemma as they struggled to balance the need for fluids to treat septic shock while avoiding the risk of fluid leaking into her lungs. Caitlyn coded twice, and her condition continued to worsen. Despite their best efforts, the medical team couldn’t save her.
On December 22, Jared made the heart-wrenching decision to call off further resuscitation efforts as he held his wife. Caitlyn passed away, leaving behind her husband and two young sons, Lincoln and Gabriel.
In the midst of this tragedy, Jared’s parents sold their properties and moved to Buffalo to support their son in raising his children. Jared expressed his gratitude for the medical staff who fought tirelessly for Caitlyn’s life for 10 days.
Despite the pain of loss, Jared cherished the three years he spent with Caitlyn and the love they shared. He emphasized that their love transcended boundaries and would endure in their children’s memories.
A GoFundMe page was set up to support the Wilson family during this difficult time, providing assistance to Jared as he navigated life as a single parent and mourned the loss of his beloved wife.